After days of fans wondering who killed XXXTentacion, police have arrested the rapper’s alleged murderer. It is being reported that the Broward County Sheriff’s Dept.’s took 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams into custody and booked him for first-degree murder in the shooting death of the young hip-hop star.
According to TMZ, there was a car chase that ended with police arresting Williams, so was also charged with probation violation for a previous grand theft charge and driving without a license. He is currently being held without bond. During the vigil held on Wednesday night, XXX’s mother reportedly told family and friends she was notified that an arrest had been made.
After XXX was shot and killed on Monday, June 18, his death was said to be the result of a robbery gone wrong. However, his family reportedly believes the 20-year-old hip-hop star’s death was actually premeditated murder. According to The Blast, those close to the “Look at Me!” artist claim he was targeted for murder, and investigators should be looking for who would want him dead. XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) was motorcycle shopping in South Florida when someone ran up to his car and shot him. An eyewitness told TMZ that the rapper looked “lifeless” after the attack but he was not pronounced dead until he was rushed to the hospital. Investigators believe his murder was a random robbery as two men wearing masks allegedly approached the car, shot XXX, took a Louis Vuitton bag from his vehicle and drove off in a black Dodge Journey.
Prior to this arrest, fans had many theories surrounding XXXTentacion’s death thanks to his history of feuds, including rap beefs with Migos, Drake, Trippie Redd, and Rob Stone’s gang in his short career. Up until recently, he was on house arrest for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, and a dozen other charges including witness tampering. Despite his controversial past, many in the hip-hop community sent their love to his family and friends.
“Rest in peace. I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here. Thank you for existing,” Kanye West wrote before J. Cole added, “This got me f–ked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.”
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